Belcourt sentenced to 7.5 years, wife to two months
August 14, 2014
A former state and tribal elected official was sentenced to 7½ years in federal prison and ordered to pay$667,183 in restitution for his role in a fraud, bribery and embezzlement scheme at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation.
Tony Belcourt also was ordered to spend 3 years on supervised release following his release from federal prison.
His wife, Hailey Belcourt, was sentenced in a relatively short session following her husband’s 3½ hour hearing.
U.S. District Judge Brian Morris sentenced Belcourt to 2 months in prison followed by three years supervised release and ordered her to pay $156,183 in restitution.
Morris ordered both Tony and Hailey Belcourt released to turn themselves in to start their prison sentences.